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Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

Farmers and ranchers face uncertain times, which can lead to depression, stress, addictions and other mental/behavioral health concerns. Get the help you need.

Helplines:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Text "CONNECT" to 741741

Mental Health Disorders:

www.drugwatch.com/health/mental-illness

Drugwatch is a free web health resource reviewed by the Health on the Net Foundation. A guide they've published covers disorders, warning signs and how to get treatment. 

Ag Behavioral Health:

www.agbehavioralhealth.com

The website of Michael Rosmann, rural psychologist, contains resources related to behavioral health for farmers and ranchers.

AFBF Rural Stress Poll

Kansas Department of Agriculture's Kansas Ag Stress

Recommended Videos/Webinars:

Mental/Behavioral Health Videos 

Mental/Behavioral Health Webinars 

 

Training Programs:

  • The Rural Resilience Training Program 
    • Developed by Michigan State University Extension and designed for individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers to help recognize signs of stress and offer resources.
    • State/County Farm Bureau staff and members can register for the online training here. The training is free for all Farm Bureau staff and members. 

Other Resources: